Remembrance | Teen Ink


May 22, 2011
By OceanFey GOLD, North Potomac, Maryland
OceanFey GOLD, North Potomac, Maryland
12 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. - Confucius

I remember it like a dream,
Foggy with years that have passed since then.
This 21st century music blares in my ears
A steady crash of distinct notes, too deafening,
I don’t remember the melodies you sung to me
Songs you hummed when I couldn’t go to sleep.
But I might remember the stories
You told in the cloak of thunderstorm Iowa nights
When Mom and Dad were working late.
They were stories your grandmother had told you
When you were a little girl
They sounded like China to me,
Dusty fables and feather-light fairytales,
The Dragon-King and his palace under the crystal waters,
The monkey-king and the peaches he stole,
He became immortal and I never understood the moral of it.
You said that under the branches of the woods we walked,
Fairies and elf-maidens stood now in the pouring rain,
Gathering radiant light in baskets woven from silk
So that tomorrow we would have a sunny day.

The author's comments:
For my grandmother

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on Jun. 22 2011 at 1:38 pm
SaMiLoVe97 SILVER, Okawville, Illinois
9 articles 3 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
If it doesnt break your heart it isnt love, if it doesnt break your heart its not enough. Its when youre breaking down with your insides coming out.Thats when you learn what youre made of.-Switchfoot<3

This is beautiful.